100+ Conservative Leaders Urge Mark Green To Resume Campaign For Governor

Monday, May 22, 2017

Over 100 conservative leaders across Tennessee released a coalition letter to urge Senator Mark Green to resume his campaign for governor.

 

He had suspended his campaign after he was nominated by President Donald Trump for Secretary of the Army.

He later withdrew from that process.

 

Randy Boyd, former state economic and community development administrator, is also in the race on the GOP side.

 

The group said, "Having been on the same and opposite sides of many campaigns, this coalition of leaders has been elected or chosen to lead tens of thousands of Tennesseans in various conservative organizations--including Republican Parties, Republican Women clubs, Young Republican clubs, College Republican chapters, tea party groups, and presidential campaigns."

 

Here is the letter:


Fellow Tennesseans:


As conservative leaders representing thousands of Tennesseans across the state, we are deeply disappointed that Senator Mark Green will not serve our nation as the next Secretary of the Army. A West Point graduate, Bronze Star recipient, flight surgeon, state senator, and successful business leader, Senator Green was uniquely qualified to lead the United States Army.


We were grateful for Mark's willingness to answer the President's call to serve our country, and we are certain he will continue his record of distinguished service.


Throughout the nomination process, Senator Green was attacked by the likes of Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren. Tennesseans disagree, because we know and share Mark's values. We write today to urge Mark Green to resume his campaign for Governor.


We know Mark to be a devoted public servant, a dedicated husband and father, a proven and courageous leader, and an honorable and decent man who treats all with respect. That's why his nomination was supported by all of Tennessee's Republican members of Congress, and a bipartisan resolution lauding his service passed the State Senate 30-0.


Senator Mark Green can count on the enthusiastic support of all of us--and thousands of conservatives across Tennessee--should he resume his campaign for Governor.


Sincerely,


Myra Simons, Former Board President, Yes on 1

Sharon Strange, Past President, Republican Women of Williamson County

Aaron Margulies, President, Republican Jewish Coalition of Knoxville

Joe Carr, Former State Representative

Kathryn Bryson, State Executive Committeewoman, Tennessee Republican Party

Charlie Cato, Chairman, Leading the Way PAC

Kevin Kookogey, Former State Chair, Cruz for President

Claire Crouch, Former President, Tennessee Federation of Republican Women

Rick Williams, Former 5th Congressional District Chair, Trump for President

Ben Cunningham, President, Nashville Tea Party

Christy Sanford, Former Chairman, Rutherford County Republican Party

Tommy Vallejos, Montgomery County Commissioner

Aaron Snodderly, Former State Chairman, Tennessee Federation of Young Republicans

Rachel Welch, Former Chairman, Putnam County Republican Party

Mark West, President, Chattanooga Tea Party

David Snapp, Former State Chairman, Tennessee College Republican Committee

Lynne Davis, State Executive Committeewoman, Tennessee Republican Party

Katherine Hudgins, Former Vice President, 9-12 Project of Tennessee

Jim Roberts, Regional Vice Chair, Davidson County Republican Party

Laura Baigert, Former 6th Congressional District Chair, Cruz for President

Cyndi Miller, 1st Vice President, Republican Women of Williamson County

Jim Horner, Former Chairman, Dyer County Republican Party

Natalie Pearce, Co-Founder, West Franklin Conservatives

Corey Davenport, Former Chairman, Cannon County Republican Party

Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Mayor

Gary Trew, Former Hardin County Co-Chair, Trump for President

Judson Phillips, Founder, Tea Party Nation

Lynn Moss, Former 9th Congressional District Chair, Cruz for President Joe Coury, Former Madison County Chair, Trump for President

Judy Cooley, Former Area VP, Tennessee Federation of Republican Women

Lee Douglas, Founder and President, 9-12 Project of Tennessee

Gayle Morgan, Secretary, Cannon County Republican Party

Terry Roland, Shelby County Commissioner

Carol Swain, Professor, Vanderbilt University

Barbara Gregson, Former Cumberland County Co-Chair, Trump for President

Kevin Desmond, Founder, Tennessee Alliance of Tea Party and Liberty Groups

Lisa Moore, Rutherford County School Board Member

Angie McClanahan, State Executive Committeewoman, Tennessee Republican Party

Bob Miles, Former Loudon County Co-Chair, Cruz for President

Tricia Stickel, President, Maury County Tea Party

Jacob Winters, Vice Chairman, Tennessee Young Republican Federation

Richard Garrett, Clarksville City Councilman

Jackie Archer, President, Tennessee Textbook Advocates

Andrew Davis, Former East Vice Chair, Tennessee College Republicans

John Miles, Chairman, Obion County Tea Party

Karen Moore, Former Davidson County Chair, Cruz for President

Sandi Wells, Former Vice Treasurer, Williamson County Republican Party

Susan Gingrich, Co-Chair, Cross County Patriots

Ben Thompson, Former Chairman, Benton County Republican Party

Robert Nichols, Montgomery County Commissioner

Susan Reny, Former Williamson County Chair, Trump for President

David Baldovin, Former Chairman, Moore County Republican Party

Mishelle Perkins, Former President, 9-12 Project of Tennessee

Anita Taylor, Vice Chairman, Washington County Republican Party

Ginny Miles, Former Loudon County Co-Chair, Cruz for President

Menda Holmes, Chairman, Wilson County Tea Party

Marty Layton, Former Sumner County Co-Chair, Trump for President

Johnny Piper, Former Clarksville Mayor

Hannah Tiblier, Secretary, Williamson County Republican Party

Kevin Baigert, Former 6th Congressional District Chair, Cruz for President

Hal Rounds, Former President, West Fayette County Republican Club

Wayne Schnell, Board Member, Cross County Patriots

David Harper, Montgomery County Commissioner

Stuart I. Anderson, At-Large Alternate Delegate to the RNC

Steve Osborn, Former 1st Congressional District Chair, Cruz for President

Kyle Mallory, Former Chairman, Stewart County Republican Party

Greg Johnson, Former Vice President, 9-12 Project of Tennessee

 

Rebecca Ann Burke, President, America First Federation

Michelle Garcia, Former State Coalitions Chair, Cruz for President

Angel Richardson, Tennessee Chairman, Bikers for Trump

Heather Dawbarn, Rutherford County Register of Deeds

Bob Mallory, Former Chairman, Houston County Republican Party

Ron Sokol, Montgomery County Commissioner

Dennis Brown, Former Humphreys County Chair, Trump for President

Matt Studd, Leader, Cannon County TFA

Andrew Valk, Former Treasurer, Tennessee College Republican Committee

Tracy Miller, 9-12 Project of Tennessee

Kathy Montgomery, Secretary, Dyer County Republican Party

David Crowe, Former Fentress County Chair, Cruz for President

Eleanor Trew, Former Vice President, Pickwick Republican Women

Katie Schnell, Board Member, Cross County Patriots

Ruth Fennell, Former President, Sumner United for Responsible Government

John Gannon, Montgomery County Commissioner

Rob Bremer, Former Chairman, Sevier County Tea Party

Jeannine Floyd, Secretary, Cannon County Republican Party

Patty Zornow, Chairman, Tennessee 6th District Patriots

Howard Holmes, Editor, Wilson County Tea Party

Harvey Durham, Former McNairy County Co-Chair, Trump for President

Julie Mauck, Founder, Greater Nolensville Conservatives

Brian Williams, Former Secretary, 9-12 Project of Tennessee

Joel Wallace, Former Clarksville City Councilman

Ed Smith, Former Credentials Chair, Davidson County Republican Party

Kathy Harms, Former Volunteer Coordinator, Nashville Tea Party

Jewell Horner, Former Chairman, Dyer County Republican Party

Jackie Chanudet, Board Member, Cross County Patriots

Lonnie Spivak, Former Regional Vice Chair, Davidson County Republican Party

Lucy Overstreet, Leader, Jackson Madison County Tea Party

Donna DeSopo, Former Sumner County Volunteer Coordinator, Trump for President

Dolores DiGaetano, Former Chairman, Fayette County Republican Party

Bob Crigger, Former Maury County Chair, Cruz for President

Larry Rocconi, Montgomery County Commissioner

Neil Stidolph, Former Treasurer, Tennessee College Republican Committee

Elaine Ervin, 8th District Alternate Delegate to the RNC

David Vance, Chairman, Stewart County Tea Party

JoAnne Skidmore, Former 4th Congressional District Chair, Trump for President



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